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How to change a RAID battery on the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Enterprise server?

Issue:

How to change a RAID battery on the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Enterprise server?

Product Line:

StruxureWare Data Center Expert StruxureWare Central

Environment:

StruxureWare Data Center Expert all versions

Cause:

The hardware configuration of the StruxureWare Data Center Expert Enterprise server is a Dell R720. This server is desgined with a Raid-5 configuration that has a preinstalled battery to allow the raid card to remember buffer contains. This battery is crucial for high data integrity.

Resolution:

This artical explains how to replace said RAID battery if in the event the battery is no longer about to retain a charge.
Removing a RAID Battery
1 Pull back gently on the right edge of the battery bay and draw out the RAID battery from the battery carrier.
2 Disconnect the cable between the RAID battery and the storage controller card. See Removal.pdf.

Installing a RAID Battery
1 Connect the battery cable to the connector on the battery.
2 Locate the battery bay on top of the hard drive bays. See Figure 3-1.
3 With the cable oriented toward the back, angle the left side of the RAID battery into the left side of the battery bay. See Installation.pdf.
4 Rotate the right side of the battery down and press into the locked
5 If not already done, route the battery cable through the right chassis wall. See "Cable Routing."
6 Connect the battery cable to the battery connector on the storage controller. See Installation.pdf.

 

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